Last week, Delta announced that they'd be proactively canceling flights over the unofficial first weekend of summer to avoid an operational meltdown. Turns out, they ended up canceling A LOT of flights. But they weren't the only one. That begs the question - was the Memorial Day weekend a preview of what's to come? … [Read more...] about How to Navigate the Summer Travel Chaos
Following a laughably tiny and brief trial period, Japan is ready to make its next moves. In fact, Japan is to resume tourism visits in June. There is, however, a huge caveat to this announcement that, I suspect, will keep most travelers away for now. … [Read more...] about Japan to Resume Tourism Visits in June
More and more, this summer is looking like it's going to be a lot of "fun." Already, two major U.S. airlines had to trim their summer schedules, as Delta joins the cancellation fun. Unfortunately, they're giving far less notice than the other two. … [Read more...] about Delta Joins the Cancellation Fun
Recently, Hawaiian Airlines moved to the TBIT satellite at LAX. Now, on the other side of the country, Hawaiian Airlines moves to JFK Terminal 4, which will significantly impact those connecting on JetBlue codeshare flights. … [Read more...] about Hawaiian Airlines Moves to JFK Terminal 4
Like many companies in Hawaii, Hawaiian aims to become carbon neutral. Of course, the most challenging aspect of this is their aircraft. However, this is true of any airline. But Hawaii's largest carrier is trying something different, as Hawaiian invests in Regent Seagliders. … [Read more...] about Hawaiian Invests in Regent Seagliders
Earlier this week, the Japanese government announced that they'd begin allowing limited tours from four countries to test their reopening process. But after reading the details, their plans have me wondering who is Japan's limited tours for? … [Read more...] about Who is Japan’s Limited Tours For?
Demand for travel between Hawaii and Japan is increasing. As a result, the Flying Honu returns this summer, amongst other schedule enhancements. Frequencies for the giant aircraft, however, will remain relatively low for the time being. … [Read more...] about The Flying Honu Returns This Summer
Here's a shocking tidbit of info I just learned - Hilton doesn't offer 24/7 phone support - not even for Diamond Members. As a result, you can't call in new reservations or modify existing ones any time of day. And that's a problem when you have to call to use your Free Weekend Stay Certificate. … [Read more...] about Hilton Doesn’t Offer 24/7 Phone Support
Not since the demise of Aloha Airlines has Hawaii enjoyed robust competition in our air travel market. Yet, despite their smart route growth, I hesitate to fly Southwest across the pacific. That could change in the future, though, as Southwest is finally adding in-seat power! … [Read more...] about Southwest is Finally Adding In-Seat Power!
Last week, Alaska Airlines announced schedule cuts due to labor shortages. This time, it's United's turn. Their issue is a bit different, though. Rather than a labor shortage, an aircraft shortage is hampering operations, and, as a result, United cuts three Hawaii routes. … [Read more...] about United Cuts Three Hawaii Routes